Teaching and learning of PCM 2000 phytochemistry - Utilizing the molecular models and PC software for chemical structures

Zhi Hong Jiang

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Abstract

“Phytochemistry PCM 2000” is a core course in the full-time Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) in Chinese Medicine programme. The chemical structures and properties of organic compounds in Chinese medicinal herbs are the major teaching content of this course. It is very important for students to memorize and understand the chemical structures in Chinese Materia Medica (CMM) and hence their physico-chemical properties, structural elucidation and biological activities. This is the main objective in teaching the course “Phytochemistry”. This project focused on teaching the students to draw 2D and 3D chemical structures of the constituents in CMM by using several pieces of PC chemical software, and to make stereo-molecular models by employing Molecular Model Kits. Some of the resulting models and graphics were used in PowerPoints for the teaching of this course.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies on Teaching and Learning
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong Baptist University
Pages81-84
ISBN (Print)9789881810519
Publication statusPublished - 2008

User-Defined Keywords

  • Chinese medicine
  • phytochemistry
  • chemical structures

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